Alliance Plastics engineers and fabricates custom plastic extrusions for a wide array of applications and industries. Established in 1987, the company continues to experience steady growth and has expanded their operations several times in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. As a major investor and supporter of the Chippewa Economic Development Corporation (CEDC), they had the opportunity to host the most recent Business Expansion and Retention (BEAR) Discussions Listening Session.

One of the most important things that an Economic Development Organization (EDO) can provide is a platform or channel to educate, provide feedback, and help form policy decisions that improve or maintain a healthy business climate. These discussions provide an opportunity for our existing businesses to meet with policymakers about the issues that impact their operations. In the past, BEAR Discussions Listening Sessions helped form and shape such policies and programs as: Chippewa County Disaster Recovery Loan Program, the Push for Broadband Expansion Grants, and Wisconsin Fast Forward Training Grants.

This recent BEAR Discussions Listening Session centered around topics such as the current supply chain issues, workforce and talent struggles, burdensome regulation, and inflation. Special guest Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson listened to feedback and suggestions from over a dozen CEDC investors and supporters. After the discussion, the group had the opportunity to tour Alliance Plastics’ operations.